Washington University Wins Two Event Titles, Leads Men's Standings on Day One of UAA Championships

Washington University Wins Two Event Titles, Leads Men's Standings on Day One of UAA Championships

From Washington University Athletics

The Washington University in St. Louis men's track & field team had two conference champions on the first day of the 2016 University Athletic Association (UAA) Indoor Championships being hosted by New York University Saturday at The Armory.

At the end of the first day, the WashU men sit in first place in the team standings with 36 points, one point ahead of Carnegie Mellon University. 

Seniors Joey Pasque and Alex Arteaga finished first and second, respectively, in the men's high jump. Pasque cleared a height of 1.95 meters to win the UAA title in the event, while Arteaga was second with a career-best clearance of 1.90m. The men's distance medley relay team of junior Mike Sullivan, freshman Jeremy Barnes, junior Deko Ricketts and senior Josh Clark also won a conference title for the Bears, finishing first in 10:10.11.

Ricketts had the fastest prelim time in the men's 800 (1:53.22), and senior Britt Henderson ran a career-best 1:53.80 to join Ricketts in advancing to the final. Henderson's time ranks second in WashU history. The Bears had three runners advance to Sunday's final in the men's 60 hurdles - junior Jack MacCarthy (8.46), Arteaga (8.71) and Billington (8.74). Freshman Sam Jamison reached the final of the men's 200, while seniors James Fitzhugh (50.09) and Alex Bastian (50.26) both ran career-bests to advance to the men's 400 final.